Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Saké Quickie: Kikusui Shuzo Funaguchi Ichiban Shibori


So you can see that this Saké comes in a can. You can also see on the can that it says "Nama Genshu Honjozo". Nama (short for Namaganza) means that it is unpasteurized, Honjozo means that alcohol was added, and Genshu means that water wasn't added to dilute that alcohol and bring it back down like a normal Honjozo. With a 19% ABV this is rice booze, motherfuckers, and it's awesome. It's big bodied with a lush mouthfeel and a booziness all around. For flavors and aromas there's a lot of coconut (and I'm normally not a big fan of coconut) with yellow pears, melon, and vanilla. I really enjoyed it. Like... a lot. But it's not a Sake that you want for a pleasant evening with dinner. This is Sake meant for getting a bit drunky. Delicious yet dangerous.

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